Ally Parsons is a 21 year old tattoo apprentice from Sydney. She focuses on hand-poked and machine tattooing, with bold illustrative work and blackwork. Her work is amazing! She's currently apprenticing at Surly Mermaid Tattoos in Sydney, Nova Scotia. She says that being in such a small community you really get to know a lot of the other local artists and watching them and the art community itself grow is really rad!
I asked her if there were any downsides to being a creator on the island, "Sometimes is can be hard to reach a wider audience, and there are less opportunities to attend art related workshops and classes, but even that has slowly started changing!".
You can currently book a tattoo appointment with Ally by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org. She has loads of tattoo flash up on her Instagram (@apdoodles_). Aside from tattooing, Ally was also a vendor at Capercon 2017 in the Artist Alley where she sold prints and originals of her art, artist trading cards, and little hand painted coffin boxes. She also did a live painting at the Old Sydney Society for Lumiere 2017.
You can check out Surly Mermaid Tattoos here:
and find them at 582 George Street, Suite 2 in Sydney.